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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe

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A fun brawler for younger players with co-op mode.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Heroes and villains cooperate to take on evil.

Violence

Over-the-top brawling action including punches, kicks, and fantasy weapons.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Based on the Spider-Man franchise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game is basically a fighting game, but it's comic book-style fighting. The story is over the top and the characters are fun and silly. The most violent it gets is when the character Doc Ock picks up villains with his mechanical limbs and smashes them down on the ground. The game has an excellent drop-in, drop-out cooperative mode so that two friends can play together.

What's it about?

SPIDER-MAN: FRIEND OR FOE lets you not only play as the webbed wonder, but it also lets you choose a sidekick from one of a dozen villains to help fight a greater evil. Each villain has his own unique fighting technique and super powers. The sidekicks include Doctor Octopus (\"Doc Ock\"), Venom, Rhino, and Green Goblin, all of whom need to be defeated by you before they'll fight alongside you. When playing alone, you control one character, while the game's artificial intelligence handles the other.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

If you want to replay a level -- be it in a high-tech laboratory, on the sandy streets of Egypt, along city rooftops, or throughout a creepy Transylvania -- you can swap out the current sidekick for a newly unlocked one from the main game screen. This adds to the game's replayability. Another welcome feature in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is built-in cooperative play. At any time, a friend can pick up a second controller on the game system and take control of the second hero or villain.

Influenced by the game's comic book origins, the characters and environments are colorful and bright. The animation is smooth, so you will enjoy pulling off slick moves, such as using Spidey's web to pull items toward him, or using aerial acrobatics during combat sequences. Perfect for younger players who want a fairly straightforward fighting game but with plenty of replayability, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is an enjoyable twist on the popular franchise.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about video game styles. What do you like better: cartoon-ish games like this one or more movie-like games like the one for Spider-man 3? Do you like the cooperative play or would you rather play alone? How is cooperation an advantage in this game?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
Price:$29.99 +
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Activision
Release date:October 3, 2007
Genre:Fighting
Topics:Superheroes
ESRB rating:E10+ for Cartoon Violence

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Kid, 10 years old October 30, 2012

ok game

this game is just a straight beat em up game and the controls are really easy. once you complete the game all you can really do is go back and repley the levels. i still have the game but i do not play much anymore. in this game spider man can not climb up walls or spin webs jumping from building to building. i say over all rent the game first do not pay the $50 i had to pay for it unless you do not care what spidey can or can not do.
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Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byBlah blah12341234 September 29, 2013

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This is a fun game for younger children. It will be very fun for your younger children
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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

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